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Sorting Out the Situation

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ID: QW0355 Upper-Intermediate
In Chinese there are several words that refer to "situation". You have probably heard of 情况(Qíngkuàng) which is the most common. This Qing Wen will probe into the situation by discussing similar words such as 状态 (Zhuàngtài),状况 (Zhuàngkuàng),形势 (Xíngshì),情势 (Qíngshì),and 态势 (Tàishì)。
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状态:他今天的状态不好,只得了第五名。
zhuàngtài :tā jīntiān de zhuàngtài bù hǎo ,zhǐ dé le dìwǔ míng 。
state: He is in a bad state today. He only got fifth place.
这个账户的状态是被激活的。
zhè ge zhànghù de zhuàngtài shì bèi jīhuó de 。
The status of this account is activated.
他的QQ状态是“离线”。
tā de QQ zhuàngtài shì “líxiàn ”。
His QQ status is "offline".
情况:你们公司情况怎么样?
qíngkuàng :nǐmen gōngsī qíngkuàng zěnmeyàng ?
situation,circumstances: How is your company's state of affairs?
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